Daily Inspiration #309 by Everett Rodriguez

Hi again Steve,

I just sent you an email through the “contact me” form on your site, just attaching some works of mine… these are some highlights of my work since taking photography again a year ago, hope you like them as they’re the results of your inspiration!     🙂


Scenery Image:
This shot was a practice of mine for long exposure. The last time I remember doing one was 17 years ago back in design school. Also a challenge of a friend of mine to take a shot of the Hong Kong’s Apple Store, he did  a pano and I tried out the Voigt…

Leica M9 + Voigtlander 12mm f5.6 II – F22 @ ISO 200 – 32 secs exposure on tripod


Model Portrait:
My friends and I organize model shootings to practice, during this shooting we went for high fashion in a hotel room…

Leica M9 + Leica Summicron 35mm – F8 @ ISO 200 – 1/45 sec, SB900 triggered with PocketWizard


Smoking Doctor:
A shot taken from the waist during my 9-day trip to Malaysia, trying out some street shooting during my trip, you can find 100 street portraits done during this trip here.

Leica M9 + Leica Summicron 35mm – F4 @ ISO 800 – 1/125 secs, zone focused at 5ft

As attached in my email previously, you can find my personal portfolio site at http://i-er.me. Hope you like them! As a follower of your blog I would just like to express my appreciation on how much you’re reached people through your hard work on this site, cheers!

Best Rgds,
Everett Rodriguez


  1. Thanks for your compliments Clint, glad you and many fellow readers enjoy my shots!

    Robert, I haven’t had any problems with the vc 12mm since the firmware upgrade prior to the latest one, seems to have fixed the fringing as long as you use the 21mm f2.8 lens profile as many forums suggest. Love it!

  2. love it….i tried long exposure on m9 not too long ago and was really surprised by the result (don’t know why?!). it was great. do you have problems with purple fringing etc etc with the 12mm vc? i have a 15mm vc and actually not too bad on the m9

  3. Really awesome work, one of the better Inspiration of the Day posts! I too enjoy night photography and your example is really, really good. The photo of the chick is seriously bad-ass…beautiful processing too.

  4. Thanks everyone for the kind words! It’s been a fun experimental year since I picked up photography again… still exploring which type of imagery and style I enjoy most, seeing your works inspire me a lot!

  5. wow! m9 and 35 cron shooting high fashion was what i’ve been looking for throughout the web! thanks for sharing it!

  6. These are powerful images Everett. The images capture completely different subject types but yet to my eye I can see they were made by the same “artist”. Great work!

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